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U.S. Gives Conditional OK To Shell Oil For Drilling Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:39pm

The company wants to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska; it broke off that effort in 2012 because of safety problems.

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'Baltimore Sun' Investigation Shows Police Denied Medical Care To Suspects

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:21pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Baltimore Sun investigative reporter Mark Puente about records that show Baltimore police often "disregard injuries and illnesses among people they apprehend."

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It's Infrastructure Week: More Potholes Than Tax Dollars To Fill Them

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:08pm

Money for federally funded road and bridge improvements is running low, and as usual, Congress is spinning its wheels trying to find a solution.

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Jeb Bush Would Have Authorized Iraq War — Even Knowing What We Know Now

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:06pm

The Bush last name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to Jeb Bush becoming president. He says he's his own man, but over the weekend he said he would have also authorized the Iraq war.

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Metropolis: 5/9/15

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:06pm

Hear Jason Bentley's latest EDM mix, featuring songs by Disclosure, Niia, ODESZA and more.

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Family Doctors Who Do More, Save More

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04pm

A study suggests that coordinated care, led by a family doctor who is judicious about referring patients to specialists, leads to cost savings.

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World Cafe Next: The Weather Station

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:57pm

Hear and download two songs from the Toronto singer-songwriter's third album, Loyalty.

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Death Cab For Cutie On World Cafe

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:48pm

Hear Ben Gibbard and Nick Harmer discuss the music on their band's new album, Kintsugi.

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New Book Explores Bobby Fuller's Mysterious Death

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

A new book tells the story of Bobby Fuller, who was best-known for the song "I Fought the Law." He was a talented guitarist and producer who moved from El Paso, Texas, to LA. He was on the verge of his big break when his body was found in his car doused in gasoline. The Los Angeles police ruled it an accidental death.

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New York Announces Crack Down On Nail Salons

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

New York is planning to send dozens of inspectors to nail salons across the state to crack down on poor working conditions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has also created new health and safety regulations for the industry after an investigation by The New York Times found multiple violations of labor laws.

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In Midst Of Drought, Why Not Harvest Water From The Air?

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

All Tech Considered explores some experimental and lesser-used technologies for harvesting and disinfecting water.

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Sister Helen Prejean Says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 'Genuinely Sorry'

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

The jury in the Boston Marathon bomber case is just days away from starting its sentencing deliberations. The defense rested its case on Monday after Sister Prejean testified.

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4 Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Hattiesburg, Miss., Police Officers

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

Two police officers were shot in Mississippi on Saturday after a traffic stop. Four suspects are in custody in connection with the case, and two have been charged with capital murder. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Ellen Ciurczak about the latest from Hattiesburg.

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Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Linda Blumberg of the Urban Institute about the options available for states who still want to receive Obamacare subsidies.

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Why California Farmers Are Conflicted About Using Less Water

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

Cities in California have been ordered to cut water use. Farms have not, yet. Inside the industry, there's a quiet debate: Does it makes sense to invest in water-conserving tech now — or later?

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Tiny Music Royalties Add Up, Unexpectedly

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:42pm

The Internet is full of music, but not all of it generates income for composers and songwriters. Services that specialize in "micro-licensing" are helping to fix that.

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